Advancing Standards for Clinical Diagnostics


Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


Assay consistency and standardization are essential for providing the best patient care. To help promote the generation of reliable and reproducible data, the use of authenticated, well-characterized standards are needed throughout assay development, validation, and implementation. In this webinar, we will discuss the need for standards in clinical laboratory testing, and we will expand on how ATCC supports this with authenticated biological and molecular reference materials.

Key Points:

  • There is a recognized need for established, fully characterized, globally accepted reference materials
  • Standards can be used to benchmark critical assay performance during development, validation, and implementation
  • ATCC supports scientific research and breakthroughs through the continual development of authenticated standards and reference materials


Maryellen de Mars

Maryellen de Mars, Ph.D.,
Senior Director of the Standards Resource Center, ATCC

Maryellen de Mars, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of the Standards Resource Center at ATCC. She has over 25 years of experience in development of biological research tools, services and standards. Dr. de Mars has a Ph.D. in Virology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University.